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Crystals and Huxley

By February 9, 2020 No Comments

I’ve spotted this large Amethyst geode on a window display of a really cool geode shop in Chelsea.

Digging and extracting crystals out from the deep caverns of earth eludes to Aldous Huxley’s description of our mind as a deep and mysterious mine, also full of hidden gems.

In his work ‘Heaven and Hell’ Huxley describes the unconscious terrain as vibrant and brilliant, unclouded by the verbal and symbolic method that dominates our everyday logical thinking. Of course, this pure and fluid perception, very much like this crystal gem, is difficult to access and is buried underneath layers and layers of socially constructed norms, patterns and hard-coded notions of how we should behave and think.